Yemen

Europe's Complicity In 'Illegal' Drone Strikes Must End Now, MEPs Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

Europe's politicians have voted by a landslide to propose a ban on US drone strikes that have killed thousands in Yemen and Pakistan, calling the kill...

Understanding Social Media in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

In my part of the world, the Middle East, Facebook is equally popular. In fact there are those who have argued that Facebook played a fundamental role in some of the political changes we have seen in the past couple of years.

Sex O'Clock: Couples Most Likely To Have Sex At 7:37pm On Saturday Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Goodbye afternoon delight, and hell-ooo Saturday night. According to a recent survey, 7:37pm on a Saturday night is sex o'clock - the magical time...

Father In Yemen Asks For One Million Facebook Likes As Daughter's Dowry

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Tech

A man in Yemen has asked his daughter's suitor to gain a million Facebook 'Likes' in lieu of a dowry. The BBC reports that Salem Ayash, who is a po...

Jessica Elgot

'Drones Make A Difference'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Jane Marriott’s living room is one of the most dangerous places in the world. The UK’s new ambassador to Yemen, living in a tight cluster of me...

Wedding Celebration To 'Gangnam Style' Ends With Two Dead (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A police source has told Reuters that the guest at the wedding in the southern city of Taiz lost control of his rifle, leading to the deaths...

Yemen to Finally Ban Child Marriage?

Suad Abu-Dayyeh | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suad Abu-Dayyeh

With no minimum age of marriage in Yemen, while Hiba and others are out of danger for the moment, without any legal sanctions to support them, these girls remain at serious risk. However, things may be about to change at last.

Progress in Health and Education, But Gender Parity Lagging in Workforce - Report

Maria Caspani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

Although the world has made strides in closing the gender gap when it comes to health and education, countries need to bolster efforts to increase women's participation in politics and the workforce, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in a report on Friday.

Giant Rat 'Eats And Kills One-Year-Old In Yemen'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

READ MORE: Mutant 'Super-Rats' Immune To Poison 'Spread Across Britain' A giant rat has reportedly eaten and killed a one-year-old baby in Western ...

Yemen Must Ban Child Marriage in New Constitution - Right Group

Emma Batha | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Emma Batha

Child bride Nujood Ali made history when she sought a divorce in 2008 at the age of 10. She has since written a book in which she says she was raped...

Yemeni Teenager, 15, 'Burned To Death By Father In Honour Killing For Contacting Fiancé Before Wedding'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A 15-year-old girl has been burned to death by her father for allegedly getting in touch with her fiancé before their wedding day, media reports say....

Yemeni Women Call for Change

Noora Al Shami | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Noora Al Shami

The phenomenon of forcing young girls to marry hasn't stopped and we hear sad stories every day. We want that to change - and believe that change is within our grasp... Women shouldn't have to be victims. I suffered domestic violence but now I'm speaking out. I refuse to live under the ruins of my past.

Refugees in Yemen: First the Africans, Now the Syrians

Omar Mashjari | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Omar Mashjari

Even though Yemen is unable to feed its own population, it currently hosts at least 250,000 refugees from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Iraq according to the conservative figures of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The WMDs That Hardly Get Talked About

Jehangir Malik | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK
Jehangir Malik

Syria's brutal conflict has killed over 100,000 people, driven seven million from their homes and created the worst refugee crisis for a generation. I intend to welcome the Prime Minister's recent vow to lead the world in aid for the Syrian people, and to ask the Secretary of State to ensure that no stone is left unturned in diplomatic efforts to improve humanitarian access and bring about peace talks.

'Bride' Aged 8 Dies After Suffering Internal Sexual Injuries During Wedding Night With Man, 40

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Yemeni officials and journalists are saying the reports that an 8-year-old girl allegedly died of vaginal tearing on her wedding night are fa...

British Staff Withdrawn From Yemen Embassy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK

The Foreign Office has temporarily withdrawn all staff from its embassy in Yemen "due to increased security concerns". The UK shut its operation at...

British Embassy In Yemen To Close After US Issues Global Travel Alert

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK

The British embassy in Yemen will be closed for two days as a "precautionary measure", the Foreign Office said, after Britons were warned to leave the...

Girl Rejects Forced Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Fearless 11-year-old Nada al-Ahdal, who escaped a forced marriage arranged by her parents, says she would "rather die" than get married. In the vid...

BT Accused Of Aiding US Drone Programme In Yemen

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK

BT has become embroiled in the major international controversy over drone strikes in Yemen, as it was alleged that the telecoms giant supplied key com...

Kick Starting Yemen's Future

Nicholas Hopton | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Nicholas Hopton

The Yemeni people have chosen peace and dialogue, in the hope that political transition will deliver a brighter future. For this dream to become a reality, the government of Yemen and international community need to live up to their promises and deliver funds to the people who need it most.

A Week's Delay Should Suffice: Is the UK Still Dragging Its Feet on Guantánamo?

Neil Durkin | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

If a week is a long time in politics, how long is 11 years of a man's life if those 11 years are spent behind the wire fences and security towers of Guantánamo Bay? Eleven years, it should be added, without a trial, without seeing your family, and without any knowledge of when - or even if - you are ever going to leave that place.

The Boston Bombings Are a Daily Occurrence for Many Around the World

Sian Boyle | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Boyle

Thirteen British newspapers led with the Boston bombings the following day, which occurred not only on the same day as the Iraq attacks, but also on the day that Syrian warplanes carried out air raids on Damascus. It would appear that the Western media portrayal of bomb attacks around the world is skewed.

Boston Bombings: The West's Selective Grieving

Assed Baig | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Assed Baig

On the same day as the Boston bombings at least 33 were killed and 160 wounded in a string of bomb attacks across Iraq. Attacks which did not take place before the US led invasion of the country. The same media coverage was not afforded to the dead in Iraq, nor did Obama seek to comment on the issue.

Did Bing Just Reveal A Secret Saudi Drone Base?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Tech

A secret American drone base in the Saudi Arabian desert may have just been revealed on Microsoft's Bing maps. An investigation by a Wired reporter...

Lessons from Egypt's Past Could Prompt Optimism for the Future

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Recent Egyptian history, therefore, provides a model for overcoming a protracted period of uncertainty, a disruptive military presence in politics, a growing Islamist movement and a deteriorating economy.